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November 10, 2009 - 2:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A five-car accident has traffic blocked on East Main Street at Swan in Batavia.

There is one reported minor injury.

The first police officer on scene said, "it's pretty gummed up here."

Mercy EMS is responding.

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November 10, 2009 - 7:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A motorcyclist is in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after hitting a deer on Route 19 yesterday.

Jeffery Dorris, 43, of 54 Perry Ave., Warsaw, was traveling southbound on Route 19 in Pavilion at 6:11 p.m. when his bike hit the deer. Dorris was ejected forward and the motorcycle landed on top of him.

November 9, 2009 - 4:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road.

A pickup truck has reportedly gone off the road in the area of 2964 Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road.

The truck is reportedly in a swamp area.

No report on injuries.

Mercy EMS and Town of Batavia Fire responding.

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November 9, 2009 - 2:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Summit Street.

A pedestrian has been hit by a dump truck in the area of 29 Summit St., Batavia.

The initial report had people trying to help her get up.

Mercy EMS and Batavia Fire and Police are responding.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m.: The person struck was not walking, but on a bicycle.

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November 9, 2009 - 9:20am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

A pedestrian was hit by an alleged hit-and-run driver Saturday at 6:14 p.m. on Route 5 in Stafford.

Richard D. Sanderson, 24, of 5563 Broadway Road, East Bethany, said he was walking along the road when a car crossed the white fog line and struck him with the passenger side mirror.

The mirror struck his hip.

Sanderson was transported to UMMC.

The driver has not been identified and no further description of the vehicle was released.


November 6, 2009 - 7:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, accident, alexander.

A driver involved in an accident on Walker Road last night apparently fled the scene and is still at large this morning.

A helicopter from the Erie County Sheriff's Department was brought in to help locate the suspect and law enforcement officers searched the area on the ground, but the suspect was not found by 2 a.m. and the search was called off.

Investigators are following up this morning, trying to contact the possible driver.

The plates on the car came back to a man from Hamilton, Ohio. A small amount of blood was found on the air bags.

The car came off the road at a curve and hit an embankment. Sheriff Gary Maha said the cause of the accident was likely unsafe speed.

Initial Report.

November 5, 2009 - 11:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

Alexander Fire and Darien Ambulance as well as law enforcement are being dispatched to a motor-vehicle accident at 2198 Walker Road.

The driver is reportedly trying to avoid detection. His air bags deployed and there is reportedly blood on the air bags.

The driver is trying to hide in some weeds.

UPDATE 11:31 p.m.: The car has Ohio plates. The driver is not currently in sight. Fire personnel are heading to the area with flares and night-vision goggles.

UPDATE 11:55 p.m.: Because of the size of the area, law enforcement has been unable to seal off the area. The search continues.

UPDATE 11:58 p.m.: A K-9 is not available. The State Police helicopter is being called in.

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November 3, 2009 - 4:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


A little while ago, there was a two-car accident at Main and Center in downtown Batavia.  There were apparently two people injured.

October 31, 2009 - 12:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


A car has reportedly run into a telephone pole in the area of 20 Washington Avenue.

There are reportedly injuries.

Batavia Fire, Mercy EMS and police have been dispatched.

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October 30, 2009 - 12:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A blue pickup on Route 20 has reportedly hit a car, causing it to roll over, on Route 20 in Bethany.

The truck is reportedly eastbound on Route 20.

The car was reportedly rear-ended by the truck. The truck will have front-end damage.

The injuries are reported as minor.

Bethany Fire and Mercy EMS are responding.

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October 24, 2009 - 11:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

There were apparently no injuries in a one-car accident reported about 10 minutes ago in Elba, even though the car was run off the road into a ditch and turned on its side.

Law enforcement was called to the scene because the driver claimed another vehicle forced him off the roadway.

The accident occurred in the area of 4270 Ridge Road.

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October 23, 2009 - 3:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Ellicott Street Road.

Town of Batavia Engine 24 and Mercy EMS are responding to reported vehicle accident at 5210 Ellicott Street Road, Batavia.

There are reportedly injuries, but EMS was just told to respond non-emergency.

UPDATE: Engine 24 being called back. Only Rescue 20 responding at this time.

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October 13, 2009 - 6:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A bicyclist has reportedly been injured -- no word on how seriously -- after being struck by a car at Summit and North streets.

Mercy EMS and Batavia PD are in route.

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October 13, 2009 - 9:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, animal rescue, accident, Darien, pets, corfu, Sheriff's Office.

A dog was hit by a car yesterday at 1:30 p.m. and Deputy Brian Thompson, a K-9 officer, and Animal Control Officer Bill Taylor responded to the scene.

The accident occurred at Route 77 and Reynolds Road, where a stray boxer-mix darted into the road, according to Deputy Chief Gordon Dibble.

The dog was struck by a car driven by a person from Florida.

Thompson and Taylor first took the dog to an animal hospital, which recommended treatment at Corfu Vet Clinic, so Taylor and Thompson transported it there.

From what I heard on the scanner, the dog didn't sound seriously injured. Dibble said there's no information on how the pooch did after being transported.

I spoke with Shannon at the vet, who was off that day, and she said the dog was transferred to another facility, although she doesn't know where.

But it was good to hear on the scanner Monday about the extra effort Thompson and Taylor went to to care for the stricken animal.

October 9, 2009 - 2:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


Emergency crews on are scene of a two-car, roll over accident at Ellicott and Jackson in Batavia. No word on injuries at this time.

UPDATE: There were actually three vehicles involved in the accident. The overturned Toyota was reportedly driven by Janet Douglas, 47, of Wyoming. The other vehiclesere a 2003 Jeep driven by E.A. Geandreau, 16, of Highland Park, and a 2002 Chevy pick up driven by Charles Baxter, 64, of Akron. 


October 6, 2009 - 4:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Oakfield.

A 16-year-old Batavia boy suffered hurt his arm and shoulder and was transported to UMMC yesterday following an ATV accident on Maple Road in Oakfield.

Arnold M. Cody, of 2879 Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road, was reportedly traveling too fast when his ATV hit a puddle of water, causing the ATV to overturn.

No other vehicles were involved in the 4:30 p.m. accident.

October 2, 2009 - 11:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A driver and his wife were injured in an accident in Alabama this afternoon when the driver allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way to another car.

The driver, Charles F. Smith, 63, of Waterloo, is in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center and his wife, June A. Smith, 58, is in stable condition.

Charles reportedly suffered internal injuries and was semi-conscious when emergency personnel arrived. June suffered an internal shoulder injury and was conscious at the scene of the accident.

According to a report by Deputy Jim Diehl, Smith was heading north on Shanks Road when he attempted to cross Bloomingdale Road into a parking lot at 383 Bloomingdale Road.

A 1999 Subaru driven by Travis J. Hanson, 18, of Akron, was eastbound on Bloomingdale Road when it collided with Smith's 1991 Buick sedan.

Neither Hanson nor his 17-year-old passenger, David R. Santamaria, were injured.

The force of the accident sent Hanson's vehicle into a car parked in the lot on Bloomingdale Road. That truck is owned by John Snell of Lancaster. Snell was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.


September 28, 2009 - 8:35pm
posted by Gary Spencer in accident, Le Roy.

Just heard over the scanner: Leroy fire personal to thuway accident, reported as a tractor trailor and motorcyle, mile marker 375 east bound. Hennrietta also responding.

September 28, 2009 - 2:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A car reportedly spun out and was struck by a semi-truck on the eastbound Thruway near mile marker 402.3.

Mercy EMS is responding. Indian Falls fire and Pembroke have been dispatched.

The driver is reportedly conscious and talking with somebody, but no further word on injuries.

September 28, 2009 - 8:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron, thruway.

Wet pavement is most likely to blame for a one-motorcycle accident that took the life of a Byron man late Saturday afternoon.

Kevin P. Stearns, 29, of 7862 Byron Road, Byron, was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Jack Taylor at 5:55 p.m..

Stearns was reportedly driving his 1995 Honda motorcycle eastbound on the Thruway near mile marker 402, just east of Exit 48-A in Pembroke, when he moved from the passing lane to the right to pass another vehicle. The bike reportedly skidded out of control and hit a guard rail.

Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor, according to a State Police spokesman, who described the roadway as slick with rain at the time.

The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m.. No other vehicles were directly involved.

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